For the thrilling vote counting day for the critical elections in five states, Republic TV has teamed up once again with data science company Gramener, which is unrivalled in its data visualisation and representation and adds a whole new dimension to how elections are tracked. Not only will Gramener data and graphics be used on live TV by Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and his panel of guests, but they'll also be available on elections.republicworld.com!
So before you experience elections results like never before, here's the low-down on all the Gramener properties:
A visual plot to help you track the performance of key party strongholds and swing seats. This time, there's a three-fold innovation:
1. A time-slider alongside the compass so changes through the day can be tracked
2. The capability to track what happened in 2013 vis-a-vis what’s happening right in the moment
3. The functionality to break it down region-wise to see where the shifting story is coming out of. The compass is divided into 3 kinds of seats: Strongholds, Mild and swingers:
The property that showcases how each individual party has performed in terms of the number of seats it is leading in or has won, compared to the number of seats it is contesting.
A visual analysis of seats retained/gained and lost in the current elections and across key parties as compared to the previous election. It will examine to what extent each political party has gained seats at the expense of another from a previous election, for example.
This visual is a representation of the map of the states with the seats won - based on the colour of the party listed alongside with the tally. This time there is a pie view and a map view beaming on your screens so you can see the colour map break down with region-wise filters.
A graphical representation of Leads vs eventual vote-share as plotted along the time of day. The motive of the Voter Matrix is to track constituencies to measure how a seat has swung towards or away from a particular party over the period of the day.
A new property that's been introduced and perhaps the most exciting of them all! This is a representation party-wise of the winners and runners-up plotted across the state map. The black outlines indicate the close contests where the vote has gone down to the wire and the Margin of Victory (MOV) is 5000 votes or less. Now, when we click the “Close Fight” button, that’s when the entire representation changes to give us how many seats exactly a particular party has won or lost by a sliver of 5000 votes or less. Why is it so exciting? Because it is these close fights which tell you who converted the nail-biting finishes and should it have gone any other way, which way the election would’ve changed…. We have different customisations to this data:
A depiction of how a group of socio-politically similar constituencies perform on results day. For Election 2018, the clusters we will be looking at are: